Definition of penis
: a male erectile organ of copulation by which urine and semen are discharged from the body and that develops from the same embryonic mass of tissue as the clitoris
Recent Examples of penis from the Web
The lawsuit, filed in July 2014, claimed that a man had gone into Princeton Baptist Medical Center the month before for a circumcision and awoke to find his penis had instead been amputated.
During discussion of a theory that connects the most striking feature of Darger's work—the prevalence in it of little girls with penises—with possible childhood sexual abuse, a transgender student objected.
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Godby also communicated with the girls through social media and once texted a photo of a penis to one of the girls, prosecutors said.
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Graham wrote about the first incident in her book, A New Model, when an 18-year-old son of her parents’ friends forced her to touch his penis.
According to the complaint, Cosby positioned himself behind her on the sofa, penetrated her vagina with his fingers and put her hand on his penis.
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Origin and Etymology of penis
Latin, penis, tail; akin to Old High German faselt penis, Greek peos
First Known Use: 1578See Words from the same year
PENIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of penis for English Language Learners
: the part of the body of men and male animals that is used for sex and through which urine leaves the body
PENIS Defined for Kids
Definition of penis for Students
: a male organ in mammals through which urine and sperm leave the body
Medical Definition of penis
: the male erectile copulatory organ of a higher vertebrate animal developing from the genital tubercle that in mammals including humans usually functions as the channel by which urine and semen are discharged from the body and is typically a cylindrical organ that is suspended from the pubic arch, contains a pair of large lateral corpora cavernosa and a smaller ventromedial corpus cavernosum containing the urethra, and has a terminal glans enclosing the ends of the corpora cavernosa, covered by mucous membrane, and sheathed by a foreskin continuous with the skin covering the body of the organ
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